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a2z, Inc.

Dear Reader:

We have just released the a2z Quarterly Industry Index and are delighted to report a significant 5.7% jump in NSF, compared to the same time period last year.  Even better, more growth is expected through Q3 of this year, with a predicted increase of 3 percent. Read this article on TSNN.com for details.

In other exciting news, we are honored to be nominated for the Trade Show Executive's 2013 Reader's Choice Innovation Awards: ChirpE Photo Booth for the 'Most Innovative Tech Initiatives Serving Show Management, and Rajiv for the 'Most Innovative Individual In the Trade Show Industry. Click here to vote for these awards, and if you like what we do, please vote for a2z and Rajiv!

Last but not the least, Version 13 of a2z's Exposition & Conference Management Solution has just been released. While this release is a culmination of many hours of dedicated work for a2z team members, we would also like to take this opportunity to thank our users whose valuable feedback has helped us improve and strengthen the product.

Angi (

Client Success

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"Excellent tool for keeping track of all of the events and exhibits around a show of this size. Clean, intuitive design. Everything needed for the show at my fingertips. Love the live Twitter feed. This show is so big, it's nice to be able to map out personalized routes so that you don't miss anything."

- Customer Review
SEMICON West Mobile App

"I thought the app was great. Too many times I've taken notes at a conference and didn't use them. The planner and note taking portion was an extremely useful tool. It was easy to email my notes and use them for follow up."

"I used this to plan out my days, to take notes, and to set reminders. A GREAT and USEFUL app!"

NENA Infographic

- Attendee Survey Responders
NENA 2013 Mobile App

Version 13 Highlights

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Version 13 of a2z's Exposition & Conference Management Solution includes a number of innovative tools and features, some of which are summarized below. To schedule a demo of the new features, please click here to fill out a request form.

Intro Video: http://bit.ly/12xrcoO

Online Sponsorship Sales Module

The PCI-compliant and easy to configure online sponsorship sales module will enable show organizers to see all types of promotional opportunities with the ability to:

- Manage and display inventory
- Create customized packages
- Collect payments online
- Generate electronic contracts
- Sell any time during the show cycle
- Keep financial data secure

HTML-5 Powered Floor Plan

Using HTML5 standards, content can be more uniform across different browsers and will show the similar formatting on mobile devices and computers. The interactive floor plan will now be available to attendees with the following improvements:

- Faster load time
- Better zoom capability without distorting the image or text
- Upgraded eBooth display with slicker navigation

Enhanced Screen Design in Event Website

A number of screens in the event website have been re-designed to considerably improve the user experience and usability for web visitors. These include:

- eBooth
- Session Details
- Speaker List

Upcoming Events

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SISO Executive Conference | August 6-8 | Washington, DC

Stop by the SISO Photo Booth, powered by ChirpE, to network with other attendees while you click memorable photographs.

Don't forget to pick your free gift and enter a raffle to win a free iPad Mini!

ASAE Annual | August 3-5, 2013 | Atlanta, GA

a2z is showcasing its ChirpE Mobile & Social Media technology in Booth 308 at ASAE Annual from 3-5 August at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Visit us to check out the ChirpE Mobile App, Onsite Kiosk, Attendee Acquisition Widget and Photo Booth solutions and find out how these products help attendees and exhibitors maximize their time and easily promote their event participation.

IAEE Midyear Meeting | August 5-7, 2013 | Atlanta, GA

Angela Carr, VP of Professional Services, a2z, Inc. and Tracy Garcia, Director of Exhibits, Institute of Food Technologies will be co-presenting a session on “How to Engage your Audience to Engage Theirs”  at the IAEE Midyear Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

Join Angi and Tracy on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm to learn how to help your exhibitors meet their goals by engaging their existing customers and prospects on the show floor

a2z Workshop: Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales Workshop | August 29, 2013 | Washington, DC

Open to anyone who has a role in exhibit and sponsorship sales, this workshop will explore in depth how to generate additional revenue using the a2z system, general sales techniques, and an opportunity to network with your peers in the field. Click here to learn more.

Limited seats available on first come first basis. Register now!

1400 16th Street, NW
7th Floor Conference Room
Washington, DC
Recent Articles

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